Rings 23.11.2011

Ring Design in the Early 19th Century: Oval and Rectangle

Following on from our previous look at the wonderful open-shanks of the early 19th century, we have this ring, with…

Rings 21.11.2011

Ring Design in the Early 19th Century: Open Shank

Experimentation of styles at the end of the Neoclassical movement created some unusual and quite beautiful forms of mainstream design…

Collecting 28.09.2010
Garnet Ring, c.1830

Hunting for Treasure in Sydney, 2010

As mentioned last week, I spent an all-too-brief weekend in Sydney, where I got to meet a lot of lovely…

Rings 02.07.2010

Spotlight On: c.1800 Twist Ring

One of my favourite periods of jewellery is the Neoclassical transition into the 19th century. The Regency period (1811-20) tends…